||Good Habits for Great Coding|
Improve your coding skills and learn how to write readable code. Rather than teach basic programming this book presumes that readers understand the fundamentals, and offers time-honed best practices for style, design, documenting, testing, refactoring, and more.
Taking an informal, conversational tone, author Michael Stueben offers programming stories, anecdotes, observations, advice, tricks, examples, and challenges based on his 38 years experience writing code and teaching programming classes. Trying to teach style to beginners is notoriously difficult and can easily appear pedantic. Instead, this book offers solutions and many examples to back up his ideas.
Good Habits for Great Coding distills Stueben's three decades of analyzing his own mistakes, analyzing student mistakes, searching for problems that teach lessons, and searching for simple examples to illustrate complex ideas. Having found that most learn by trying out challenging problems, and reflec ...
||Game Programming in C++|
You can program games in many languages, but C++ remains the key language used by many leading development studios. Since it's the language used in their enormous code bases, it's the language they need to maintain and improve their games, and look for most often when hiring new developers. Game Programming in C++ is today's practical, hands-on approach to programming 3D video games in C++. Drawing on the author's pioneering experience teaching game development at USC, it guides you through all key concepts hands-on, and helps you deepen your expertise through several start-to-finish, in-depth game projects.
Author Sanjay Madhav introduces core concepts one at a time, in an easy-to-digest fashion, paying special attention to the math that professional game developers need to know. Step by step, you'll become increasingly comfortable with real-world C++ game development, and learn how to use C++ in all facets of game programming including graphics, physics, AI, a ...
||Programming PIC Microcontrollers with XC8|
Learn how to use microcontrollers without all the frills and math. This book uses a practical approach to show you how to develop embedded systems with 8 bit PIC microcontrollers using the XC8 compiler. It's your complete guide to understanding modern PIC microcontrollers.
Are you tired of copying and pasting code into your embedded projects? Do you want to write your own code from scratch for microcontrollers and understand what your code is doing? Do you want to move beyond the Arduino? Then Programming PIC Microcontrollers with XC8 is for you! Written for those who want more than an Arduino, but less than the more complex microcontrollers on the market, PIC microcontrollers are the next logical step in your journey.
You'll also see the advantage that MPLAB X offers by running on Windows, MAC and Linux environments. You don't need to be a command line expert to work with PIC microcontrollers, so you can focus less on setting up your environment and more on your applicat ...
||Make Your Own Python Text Adventure|
Learn programming with Python by creating a text adventure. This book will teach you the fundamentals of programming how to organize code, and some coding best practices. By the end of the book, you will have a working game that you can play or show off to friends. You will also be able to change the game and make it your own by writing a different story line, including new items, creating new characters, and more.
Make your own Python Text Adventure offers a structured approach to learning Python that teaches the fundamentals of the language, while also guiding the development of the customizable game. The first half of the book introduces programming concepts and Python syntax by building the basic structure of the game. You'll also apply the new concepts in homework questions (with solutions if you get stuck!) that follow each chapter. The second half of the book will shift the focus to adding features to your game and making it more entertaining for the play ...
Get Programming: Learn to code with Python introduces you to the world of writing computer programs without drowning you in confusing jargon or theory that make getting started harder than it should be. Filled with practical examples and step-by-step lessons using the easy-on-the-brain Python language, this book will get you programming in no time!
Let's face it. The only way to learn computer programming is to do it. Whether you want to skill up for your next job interview or just get a few pet projects done, programming can be an amazing tool. This book is designed especially for beginners, helping them learn to program hands on, step by step, project by project. It's time to get programming!
Get Programming: Learn to code with Python teaches you the basics of computer programming using the Python language. In this exercise-driven book, you'll be doing something on nearly every page as you work through 38 compact lessons and 7 engaging capstone proje ...
||Get Programming with F#|
Get Programming with F#: A guide for .NET Developers shows you how to upgrade your .NET development skills by adding a touch of functional programming in F#. In just 43 bite-sized chunks, you'll learn how to use F# to tackle the most common .NET programming tasks.Examples use the familiar Visual Studio environment, so you'll be instantly comfortable. Packed with enlightening examples, real-world use cases, and plenty of easy-to-digest code, this easy-to-follow tutorial will make you wonder why you didn't pick up F# years ago!
Your .NET applications need to be good for the long haul. F#'s unique blend of functional and imperative programming is perfect for writing code that performs flawlessly now and keeps running as your needs grow and change. It takes a little practice to master F#'s functional-first style, so you may as well get programming!
Get Programming with F#: A guide for .NET developers teaches F# through 43 example-based lessons with ...
||Get Programming with Haskell|
Get Programming with Haskell introduces you to the Haskell language without drowning you in academic jargon and heavy functional programming theory. By working through 43 easy-to-follow lessons, you'll learn Haskell the best possible way - by doing Haskell!
Programming languages often differ only around the edges - a few keywords, libraries, or platform choices. Haskell gives you an entirely new point of view. To the software pioneer Alan Kay a change in perspective can be worth 80 IQ points, and Haskellers agree on the dramatic benefits of thinking the Haskell way - thinking functionally, with type safety, mathematical certainty, and more. In this hands-on book, that's exactly what you'll learn to do.
Get Programming with Haskell leads you through short lessons, examples, and exercises designed to make Haskell your own. It has crystal-clear illustrations and guided practice. You will write and test dozens of interesting programs and dive into custom H ...
||Objective-C for Absolute Beginners, 4th Edition|
Learn Objective-C and its latest release, and learn how to mix Swift with it. You have a great idea for an app, but how do you bring it to fruition? With Objective-C, the universal language of iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps.
Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn how to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to construct program logic, and how to synthesize it all into working apps. Gary Bennett, an experienced app developer and trainer, will guide you on your journey to becoming a successful app developer. Along the way you'll discover the flexibility of Apple's developer tools
If you're looking to take the first step towards App Store success, Objective-C for Absolute Beginners, Fourth Edition is the place to start.
Understand the fundamentals of computer programming: variables, design data structures, and working with file systems; Examine the logic of object-oriented programming: how to use classes, objects, and methods; Install Xcode and write programs in ...
||Programming Interviews Exposed, 4th Edition|
Programming Interviews Exposed is the programmer's ideal first choice for technical interview preparation. Updated to reflect changing techniques and trends, this new fourth edition provides insider guidance on the unique interview process that today's programmers face. Online coding contests are being used to screen candidate pools of thousands, take-home projects have become commonplace, and employers are even evaluating a candidate's public code repositories at GitHub - and with competition becoming increasingly fierce, programmers need to shape themselves into the ideal candidate well in advance of the interview. This book doesn't just give you a collection of questions and answers, it walks you through the process of coming up with the solution so you learn the skills and techniques to shine on whatever problems you're given.
This edition combines a thoroughly revised basis in classic questions involving fundamental data structures and algorithms with problems and step-b ...
||Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017|
Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017 is the beginner's ultimate guide to the world's most popular programming language. Whether you're new to programming entirely, or just new to C#, there has never been a better time to get started. The new C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 updates feature a number of new tools and features that streamline the workflow, simplify the code, and make it easier than ever to build high-quality apps. This book walks you through everything you need to know, starting from the very basics, to have you programming in no time. You'll learn about variables, flow control, and object oriented programming then move into Web and Windows programming as well as databases and XML. The companion website provides downloadable code examples, and practical Try It Out sections provide explicit, step-by-step instructions for writing your own useful, customizable code.
C# 7 can be used to build Windows applications, program ...
||iOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift|
Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 9 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple's acclaimed programming language, Swift 4. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn the Swift language, understand Apple's Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework.
Explore Swift's object-oriented concepts; Become familiar with built-in Swift types; Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics; Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project; Learn how nibs are loaded; Understand Cocoa's event-driven design; Communicate with C and Objective-C; Multiline strings and improved dictionaries; Object serialization; Key paths and key-value observing; Expanded git integration; Code refactoring; and more.
Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 11. ...